Review: Ether #4

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Twelve-year-old Hazel loves spending summers at her grandmother’s house. Granny’s magical stories of adventure in the Ether are unlike the stories and fairy tales Hazel finds at the library. And then, one summer, Hazel gets a little too curious and discovers the source of those stories. When she falls through a well into a magical dimension, she learns that there’s a dark side to the Ether that her Granny never told her about.

In Ether #4 the tale of Boone’s wife is finally revealed. The issue manages to connect it in a surprising manner given the cliffhanger style ending of the last issue. Yet, her tale does explain some things and at the same time, writer Matt Kindt leaves some questions unanswered for now.

The art by David Rubin manages to convey a unique view of the Ether through a young child. That view helps contrasts how Boone sees the Ether. It helps reveal a few unseen aspects of a person’s first trip into the Ether.

Four issues in and the series continues to build a magical world that sucks you in more and more.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: David Rubin
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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